Pekin Community High School students earn certification through the Microsoft IT Academy

Business and education share demand for Microsoft IT Academy

Both businesses and educators agree that developing skills with the Microsoft Office suite will lead to success in the future offices of Iowa businesses. That notion is why Microsoft IT Academy operates at capacity serving a mixture of 150 school districts and community colleges, certifying hundreds of students as well as some teachers throughout the state in Microsoft Office programs.

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STEM Scale-Up evaluation informs STEM Council

While the 2014-2015 implementation of STEM Scale-Up Programs winds down, evaluators are winding up to capture effects across a thousand educators and one-hundred thousand youth.

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Hy-Vee hots teacher-extern, Cindy Percival

MVP for Iowa STEM: Hy-Vee, Inc.

Iowa STEM’s success in building a talented workforce pipeline is a credit, in part, to the strong support from Iowa’s business and industry sector. Whether through time, talent or treasures, the STEM Council’s corporate partners play a critical role in the sustainability of these efforts.

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The ties that bind Iowa STEM

Who across Iowa makes up the fabric of our STEM network? That question is one of the factors being examined by Iowa’s assessment consortium working under the National Science Foundation-funded Iowa STEM Education Evaluation (I-SEE) grant. The answer will strengthen ties across Iowa and help inform other states seeking to replicate the STEM Council’s model.

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